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Early Conference Registration Coming Soon!

Just in time for  Christmas, you can give the gift of a ticket to our 2023 conference. Register for the workshop the day before the conference with Robert Dugoni, for the conference, or get special early bird pricing when you register for both at the same time! 

Give the gift of knowledge to yourself or a writer you love this Christmas!

Stay tuned for your early registration opportunity!

Join Us for Our 2023 Conference

Annually, we host the Idaho Writers Conference. It’s open to both members and non-members, and we encourage students and other groups to attend.

This year, the conference, called The Author’s Journey, will be held in Boise, Idaho on May 19-20, 2023. Robert Dugoni will hold a special workshop on May 18th, the day prior to the conference. You won’t want to miss this! Registration opens on January 1, 2023!

Enjoy Writers’ Networking Events

For 2023, once every quarter we’ll gather for an evening of networking. We’ll meet at various locations throughout the Treasure Valley, and even have some special theme nights!

We want you to meet and partner with the other writers in your community and celebrate the passion we all share. The schedule for 2023 will be coming soon. Check back often for updates!

Member Events, Book Signings, and Announcements

Every month we send out a newsletter to members and friends of IWG. One of the benefits of being a member is you can submit your writing events, book releases, book signings and awards to be featured in our newsletter. Just use the button below to submit your member news!*

*Events must be submitted by the 23rd of the month to be featured in the newsletter for the following month. While we will do our best, it is not possible to feature every submission. You must be a current, active, IWG member for your submission to be considered.

Critique Groups

If you are ready to take your writing to the next level, joining a critique group can be a key element of your success. We currently have two critique groups available for members of the Idaho Writers Guild, and both have openings.

Click the link below to learn more!

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Literary Luncheons

For 2023 we will be doing quarterly Literary Lunches. We plan to bring in some great speakers and have some fantastic venues. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity.

Check out the schedule below, and makes plans to join us.

Master Classes

Master Classes and Workshops

Want to improve your craft or your approach to the business of writing? Check out the workshops we offer throughout the year.

Although open to anyone, members always get early tickets and discounts. Check out the schedule below to learn more!

Help Writers Realize their Dreams

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to helping writers navigate today’s complex publishing world. Help make a difference in the lives of writers in your community.

Check out what we’re doing, and donate today. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

We Support Community Events

If you or your organization offers events, workshops, and classes for the writing community, we want to hear from you. Use the button below to submit your events to be featured on our calnedar and shared on or social media accounts, and our event coordinator will be in touch. We love to support any organization that supports writers like we do.

Want to be a part of a growing and thriving local writing community? We want you! Whether you are also a part of other groups, or IWG is your first writing group ever, we want to be a part of your writing journey. Join today!

We’re Looking for Volunteers!

Do you want to be a part of helping our writing community grow and thrive? Then we want to talk to you. Click the button below to learn about new and upcoming volunteer opportunities!

 The Idaho Writers Guild, a community-based literary arts organization, offers networking and educational opportunities as diverse as our members.

Vision Statement:

The vision of the Idaho Writers Guild is to support and nurture the craft and business of writing in the State of Idaho.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Idaho Writers Guild is to support writers through teaching craft, the business of publishing, the development of a community of peers, promoting resources for Idaho writers, and raising awareness of writing talent.

To fulfill our vision and mission, we host public programs and projects, including author readings, workshops, an annual writing contest, and a yearly conference.

Anyone is eligible for membership that entitles you to discounts on IWG workshops and events and other member-only benefits. The goal of the IWG is to provide a safe space for all writers of any ability level, and will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or for any other reason. 

Because of the support of Guild members, board members, and partnerships in the community, we are able to provide a wide variety of discounted and free opportunities. Without you, there would be no Idaho Writers Guild.

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Idaho Writers Guild Annual Conference: The Author’s Journey

Join us for our annual conference, this year better than ever! We’ll be talking about the author’s journey and exploring